Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A time for a playlist.

Life is a funny old business. One day we can feel upbeat and positive, the next lethargic and dejected. And if you're anything like me, you can find yourself changing throughout the day!

People of a certain age will remember putting together 'mix tapes'. This was a thoroughly enjoyable activity, choosing just the right songs to hit the right notes in our lives. Of course nowadays we have playlists. Brilliant. Gone are the days of trying to fit the maximum number of carefully chosen tracks to perfectly fit onto a C-90. And let's face it, there's so much music around – music to suit whatever mood you might be in.

I believe Music to be a wonderful thing. It can instantly capture our mood, it can even change or enhance our mood. Sometimes when a song perfectly captures our situation there's nothing quite like sticking it on the stereo and singing your heart out. A book of the Bible, Ecclesiastes says this:

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
And for every one of those 'times' it would probably be possible to make an accompanying playlist. I'm not sure why I have written this blog entry. If I had a point, it's gone. I'm tired and feel a bit dejected. But as for tomorrow... who knows! Life is a funny old business – but it's great.

And now, it is a time to sleep. Good night and God bless :)

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